L.V. Yates Trail (#8) - Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike near Phoenix, Arizona
~9202 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.56784084, -111.9961277
9.4 miles NE of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~9202 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA
GPS: 33°34'4.2"N 111°59'46.1"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 4.00 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 577 feet

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Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike

The trail is strewn with large rocks and gulleys from recent torrential rains. Not impassable on foot, but definitely some hike-a-bike areas. Courtesy of trailforks.com
Keep in mind there's no ridge hiking involved. The hike consist of a couple ravines seperated by two saddles. Quartz Ridge is what you're going over as described as the first saddle above. Courtesy of hikearizona.com

 

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (0.5 mi)
  2. Turn right onto N 7th Ave (0.2 mi)
  3. Continue straight to stay on N 7th Ave (0.6 mi)
  4. Turn right to merge onto I-10 E toward Tucson (2.3 mi)
  5. Take exit 147A-147B for AZ-51 N (0.6 mi)
  6. Continue onto AZ-51 N (8.7 mi)
  7. Take exit 9 for Shea Blvd (0.3 mi)
  8. Keep right at the fork and merge onto E Shea Blvd (0.8 mi)
  9. Turn right onto N 40th St (1.0 mi)
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Arizona Trail #8 Day - hike from Gabe Zimmerman TH by A Romain
Arizona Trail Day late afternoon hike - Arizona Tr by A Romain

Trails

Distance ?

2.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-78 feet

Real Ascent ?

630 feet

Real Descent ?

708 feet

Avg Grade (-0°)

-1%

Grade (-16° to 15°)

-29% to 28%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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